Wayne Rooney is back in the business again.
D.C. United has officially named Wayne Rooney the coach, the MLS club announced Wednesday. “This is one of the proudest moments of my career,” Olsen said via a press release. “As a player here at D.C. United in three separate stints, and now as head coach for nine years, I have seen every side of this club and played a part in building its culture and identity.”
D.C. United officially named Wayne Rooney team captain on Friday, with the Englishman set to take over from Steve Birnbaum.
Rooney is a former Premier League star and the third-highest goal scorer in Manchester United’s history (behind only Bobby Charlton and Denis Law). He also played for Everton, several other clubs in England before making his way over to MLS last summer when he signed for D.C. United as a Designated Player (DP).
He joined D.C., who finished last in their conference last season with just six wins from 34 matches but improved slightly this year by reaching three points more than last term and finishing ninth in their 11-team Eastern Conference table with 38 points from 34 games played – two places below their previous finish under Ben Olsen at Goodison Park but one place above relegation spots which would’ve seen them drop down into the Championship League next season instead of this year’s MLS Cup playoffs where they will now compete against fifth-placed Orlando City SC due to tiebreakers among those teams who finished level on points during regular season play which went extra time after being tied at 2-2 after 90 minutes with both goals each scored by Rooney himself!
Wayne Rooney Returns To The Capital
Rooney is a legend with his name on the English national team and Everton, as well as in Major League Soccer. He’s also one of the most decorated soccer players of all time, having won 13 Premier League titles (the most in league history) and five FA Cups with Manchester United.
He was named England’s Footballer of the Year three times and was selected to their World Cup squads four times. His career accolades include being named Premier League Player of the Season twice, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year once and FIFA World Cup All-Star Team member once (though he never actually played at one).
“I’m honored to be named captain of this iconic club,” Wayne Rooney said in a statement Wednesday. “Since arriving here last July, I’ve quickly come to understand the history associated with this team, and it’s something I take very seriously.”